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The Melting Pot ~ A Taste of Many Nations

Thank you to everyone that attended and participated in our 2014 event.


Beacon Journal Article Q104 Event Gallery Melting Pot 2014 Video
Thanks to our Judges View the Event Program Slideshow
The Melting Pot ~ A Taste of Many Nations 2015 will be on September 10, 2015

  • Melting Pot crowd shotAround 200 guests attended our this year's "The Melting Pot ~ A Taste of Many Nations."
  • The Mustard Seed Market & Cafe'Chef Ryan Smith from the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe' cooks up some noodles for their featured Thai Peanut Bowl and Blueberry Kale Salad.
  • Stew Pot KitchenThe Stew Pot Kitchen scooped out some of their delicious Chili to compliment the Cream Cheese Tortellini.
  • Silent AuctionAn Ohio State football fan? An African Safari sound fun? With close to 150 items and event packages up for auction, there was something for everyone.
  • St. GeorgeSt. George/TLC Catering won the award for Most Original with their Pork Tenderloin and Potato Cups.
  • Just Friends Quartet"Just Friends" returned this year setting the tone for the evening with their smooth sound.
  • Village Gardens RestaurantChef Tom Metlovski and Family from Village Gardens dished out their signature Chicken Vlaki.
  • Wally WaffleWally Waffle prepared made-to-order Waffles in macaroon and other specialty flavors.
  • Pamela A. HawkinsMature Services Board of Directors Chair Pamela A. Hawkins welcomes everyone to the event.
  • Saffron Patch of AkronThe Saffron Patch of Akron greeted guests with a smile and a plate of Vegetable Biryani, Chicken Nizami, and Raita.
  • Milich'sWe were glad to have Milich's Village Inn one more time before their upcoming closing in December.
  • Aladdin's EateryAladdin's Eatery in Fairlawn won Best Presentation with an exquisite display of Lebanese Salata, Hummus, and Tabouli.
  • Madeline & Libert BozzelliMadeline Bozzelli, Honorary Event Chair and longtime friend of Mature Services helped sell raffle tickets along with her husband Libert.
  • On Point RestaurantChef Tyronna Young (right) of On Point Restaurant in Akron cooked up traditional soul food like Breaded White Fish with Mac & Cheese and Greens.
  • Niko's Sandwich BoardChef Nick Manolis of Niko's Sandwich Board served up some traditional Greek favorites like Baklava and Greek Potato Salad.
  • North End RestaurantCongratulations to North End Restaurant for winning both Best Tasting and People's Choice for their Short Ribs over Braised Gnocchi dish.
  • Angel Falls CoffeeReady for Dessert? Angel Falls Tiramisu was just the thing to finish off an evening of food sampling.
  • Phil NaborsHonorary Culinary Chair Phillip Nabors and Madeline Bozzelli hand out certificates to all 14 restaurants.
  • Culinary JudgesOur sincere thanks to everyone that attended the event including our Culinary Judges seen here with Madeline Bozzelli: Judge Linda Teodosio, Harvey Sterns, Ph.D. and Judge Tom Teodosio.


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Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging

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Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Albrecht, Inc.
Amer Insurance
D-A Specialty Co. Inc.
Jackson Lewis, LLP
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Primelink Solutions
Stephen & Marybeth Shamrock